This listing is a 2-page PDF document of my spelling practice activities (SPAs). I chose these activities to hit all of the Multiple Intelligences to allow kids to have some fun while working on spelling. These would be great for literacy centers, for Daily 5 work, for rainy-day activities, and even to send home for practice there!
I like a student-centered, student-directed approach, so here's how I use them:
1) I copy the activities front-to-back, and then I laminate one for each student.
2) The students use them all year, and they are required to complete at least 5 activities each week (but they usually complete many more).
3) Once they complete an activity, they find a friend to check or witness their work, and the friend initials the box (with a Vis-a-Vis marker) of the activity that his/her peer completed.
4) Students bring the SPA sheets to our Friday conferences, I confirm 5 boxes have been initialed, we erase the marks, and the sheets are ready for use next week.